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Job #: R-00070956
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was recently awarded the Advanced Enterprise Global Information Technology Solutions (AEGIS) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide telecommunications, cloud and data center services across all of the agency's centers and facilities. The $2.5 billion contract includes a 10-year period of performance if all options and award terms are exercised.

We are excited to announce our opening for an Associate Director of Procurement Strategy on our Material Operations & Strategy team in the Huntsville, AL area! This role will include, but not limited to, managing a team who coordinates with sourcing operations, design engineering, suppliers, production, and logistics in support of this NASA program that covers a variety of sites across the US.  The Associate Director is the primary point of contact and liaison between program engineering and sourcing organization. Responsible for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions.  In addition, the role includes developing material strategies, identifying and mitigating program risks and opportunities as they pertain to material requirements; oversight of reporting/tracking all program material activities; achieving programs’ material budget objectives; overseeing and managing program purchase requirements to lead time schedule; leading sourcing process improvement projects (both Supply Chain and Program); managerial oversight and direct involvement of resolving Supply Chain issues for the program and resolving program material cost problems.

This position reports into the Director, Material Operations & Strategy. This role will manage a mix of Material Project Managers, Material Planners, and Supply Chain Engineers to ensure all program supply chain engineering and procurement requirements are being met across the NASA IT portfolio.  Some travel may be required up to 25%.

Primary Responsibilities

- Serve as a leader in the Procurement and Enterprise Partnerships with oversight of Material Planning, Supply Chain Engineering, and Material Project Managers (6-13 direct reports)

- Primary procurement lead covering NASA IT portfolio (AEGIS and NEST)

- Leads teams of supplier and internal staff in collaboratively solving problems in cost/value engineering, affordability, and technical solutions

- Job responsibilities associated with supplier management, business process re-engineering, and Procurement Tool deployments

- Leader must have experience in Project planning, scheduling, coordination, with demonstrated history of developing technical solutions that meet program requirements- Candidate must have strong understanding of developing BOMs, ROMs, and resource planning

- Experience with supplier coordination including hardware and software selection, maintenance issues, and problem resolution

- This individual should be a self-starter and someone that is flexible and is able to work independently at a higher level

Basic Qualifications

- US Citizen

- Bachelor’s degree and 8+years in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Operations, or technical related field.  MBA or MS and 6+ years of related experience

- Experience as a Team Lead/Leader in prior relevant assignment

- IT background, supplier management, material pricing, project planning, and proposal strategy experience

- Strong knowledge of Supply Chain and related systems along with material procurement

- Demonstrated experience interfacing across multiple organization and program levels with minimal supervision

- Proven ability to be a self-starter and quick learner, capable of supporting efforts to achieve goals

- Excellent written and oral communications skills

- Ability to work under tight time constraints

- Working knowledge of MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)

- Knowledge of customer flow through requirements such as FAR, ITAR, OFFSET, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and public law

Preferred Qualifications

-NASA access / credentials

-Subcontracts/Procurement/Engineering/Supply Chain Experience

-PMP and/or supply chain and procurement certifications

-Strategic thinking ability with tactical application of strategies for program execution

-Strong understanding of US Government acquisition laws and regulations (FAR)

-PowerBI or equivalent experience preferred

-Logistics, Warehouse, and Transportation

-Ability to obtain a clearance is a plus

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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